LilySlim Weight loss tickers

LilySlim Weight loss tickers

Monday, November 22, 2010

Let's Get "Skinny" Together!!

Helloooooooooo and WELCOME to "Skinny Me". I am sooooo very happy you are here!

Many of you may already know me from by other blog..."Words of Me Project". Now you are probably thinking..."Les, I know you. You are soooo busy so why the heck would you start another blog?!"

Am I right? Are you thinking that?

Well, I gotta be honest. I have thought about "Skinny Me" for quite some time now. Seriously...I have. You may remember last Spring my husband and I went on a weight loss journey together and we did pretty well. For the first time in a  LONG  time I lost weight! Around 14 pounds to be exact.

But then....
as time passed...
the weight has crept back on.

UGH. I hate it.
I hate the way I feel.
The way my clothes fit.

Now I 'm a writer. When I write stuff down it just "sticks". Do you know what I mean? I knew this was what I needed to do to be successful. Oh, sure I kept a journal on Words of Me but what I needed, what I wanted was a place to share all things related to eating healthy, workouts, inspiring websites, quotes, etc. I wanted a place where I could focus on this aspect of my life.

There is my creative life...then there's this life. It's the part of me, that for whatever reason I can't seem to get under control. I mean for goodness sake people...I am 44 years old. I am a wife, a mother. I have ran 2 marathons, finished a triathlon, been published in a magazine, had my own column in a a newspaper for 5 years and the list goes on.

But I have never been able to get my eating under control. 


I know there is power in community.
There is magic that happens when we lift one another up...sharing our frustrations, our success's. 

My goal with "Skinny Me" is to share what I know, encourage you and inspire you to be your very best. And just like my other Blog we will be using the power of WORDS to help us on the journey.

If you have a favorite weight loss blog, website, recipe or workout would you please let me know? Either leave a comment here or e-mail me at

Thank you!! And Welcome!!!


  1. Best of luck! You can do this!! I am nearly at goal, but it has been a rocky road, but so worth it!

  2. I'm on board Leslie!!! Since going to work 4 months ago i've gained 20 pounds!?!?! LET'S DO THIS!!! ;)

  3. This is such a great idea! I am so frustrated by my weight. Thank you so much for sharing this blog and your journey. I agree with Angie, "Let's do this!" I need to get control of my weight and my health. Yay!!!!

  4. I would totally be on board! I lost about 25 pounds earlier this year and 10 of them came back to find me. I want them GONE!!!

  5. What a great idea! I need the extra push/support as well!

  6. hey Les, love this idea!!! I am going to get on board too... going to read through your posts and see what I need to do first.

    my big sis has a blog that she started as a food blog, and it has recently in the past 6 weeks morphed into her 'get healthy' journey. stop by and visit her, and I will tell her to come here too. She is really inspiring me, because she's not perfect, but what she is doing is working...for her. :)

    ok, get pumped!!!

  7. I totally missed this new blog! I can identify with a lot you said here since I have lost and regained many, many times including this past year. I also am very into words. Coincidentally, I started a second blog some months back that actually was a take on the words theme, a place for me to vent and say what I wanted to say about any topic, but I realized that I only had so many words and so much time and that my first love was my current blog. But maybe I'll get inspired now:)